Cardinals Host Nationals Hoping to Turn Corner

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Cardinals Hope to Turn Ho Hum Season Around

The Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals start a weekend three-game series on Friday when they meet at New Busch Stadium. Other than a six-game winning streak in early May that landed the Cardinals in first place, St. Louis’ season has been mostly devoid of accomplishment.

That is why the Cardinals’ hope their 10-4 victory at Arizona on Thursday could be a potential turnaround for them. The Cards won two of three in Chase Field, where the Diamondbacks have been 30-12 this season.

Right hander Tanner Roark will take the mound for the Nationals to start this game. Roark is 6-5 this season with a 5.15 ERA. The Nationals won two of three from the Cards in the season’s second week. They hope that Roark can turn it around after three consecutive poor starts. Roark lost a 6-2 decision Sunday to Cincinnati. He allowed five first-inning runs.

It’ll be Mike Leake toeing the rubber for the Cardinals in this contest. Right hander Leake is 5-6 with a 3.12 ERA so far this season. Leake looking to snap a streak of six winless starts. The streak dates back to May 29. He got a no-decision in an 8-4 victory Sunday night against Pittsburgh. He gave up four runs (three earned) over six innings.

Oddsmakers opened the Cardinals as -115-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game’s total opened at 9. The Cards are now a -121-moneyline favorite. The total has held steady.

In their last action, the Cardinals were a 10-4 winner on the road against the Arinzona Diamondbacks. Bettors on St. Louis at 116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Washington lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Chicago Cubs on June 29. Bettors who backed the Cubs at 103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Washington 47-32 $190.00 7-6 40-26 41-25 6-7 40-36-3 1.21
St. Louis 37-41 -$828.00 9-9 28-32 27-25 10-15 44-32-2 -0.02
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
T Roark (6-5) ERA: 5.15
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jun 25, 2017 CIN L 2-6 U 6 -$100.00
Jun 19, 2017 MIA L 7-8 O 2.2 -$100.00
Jun 14, 2017 ATL L 2-13 O 5 -$100.00

M Leake (5-6) ERA: 3.12

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jun 25, 2017 PIT W 8-4 O 6 $68.00
Jun 20, 2017 PHI W 8-1 U 6 $67.00
Jun 14, 2017 MIL L 6-7 O 6 -$100.00

Bullpen

Washington’s relievers have pitched 7.1 innings in the last 3 games.
St. Louis’s relievers have pitched 9 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Washington Nationals – T Roark

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Apr 10, 2017 14-6 WSH 5 7 5 3 0 3 Win
Sep 23, 2013 4-3 STL 5 9 4 4 1 5 Loss

St. Louis Cardinals – M Leake

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Apr 12, 2017 6-1 STL 7 4 0 0 0 7 Win
May 26, 2016 2-1 WSH 7 7 2 2 1 5 Loss
Apr 29, 2016 5-4 WSH 7 5 5 5 1 2 Loss
May 19, 2014 4-3 CIN 6.2 7 1 1 1 4 No Decision
Apr 27, 2013 6-3 WSH 3 6 4 3 3 1 Loss

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 5.65 1 4.49 11
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 5.68 3 3.85 3
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 4.47 22 4.44 9
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 4.18 25 4.60 13

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Apr 12, 2017 STL 6 WSH 1 -180 7.5 U Mike Leake (R) Max Scherzer (R) 8 8 3 0 14 8
Apr 11, 2017 STL 3 WSH 8 -131 8.5 O Lance Lynn (R) Gio Gonzalez (L) 7 11 1 4 7 5
Apr 10, 2017 STL 6 WSH 14 -122 8.5 O Adam Wainwright (R) Tanner Roark (R) 10 19 0 6 6 8
May 29, 2016 STL 2 WSH 10 -213 7.5 O Michael Wacha (R) Stephen Strasburg (R) 9 12 3 3 7 8
May 28, 2016 STL 9 WSH 4 -104 8.5 O Adam Wainwright (R) Gio Gonzalez (L) 12 7 5 0 12 7
May 27, 2016 STL 6 WSH 2 -163 7 O Jaime Garcia (L) Max Scherzer (R) 4 8 4 1 8 7
May 26, 2016 STL 1 WSH 2 -137 8 U Mike Leake (R) Joe Ross (R) 6 7 1 1 5 6
May 1, 2016 WSH 6 STL 1 105 7 P Max Scherzer (R) Carlos Martinez (R) 11 6 0 0 11 12
Apr 30, 2016 WSH 6 STL 1 -138 7.5 U Joe Ross (R) Jaime Garcia (L) 6 8 5 2 7 10
Apr 29, 2016 WSH 5 STL 4 134 7 O Stephen Strasburg (R) Mike Leake (R) 7 10 2 2 2 10

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Washington Nationals

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 47-32 22-17 25-15 41-24 7-8 40-36-3 7-6 40-26
Last 10 5-5 4-3 1-2 5-4 0-1 5-5 0-2 5-3
vs Div 22-15 8-7 14-8 19-12 4-3 20-15-2 2-1 20-14
vs AL 6-7 4-4 2-3 6-5 0-2 7-6 1-2 5-5
vs NL 41-25 18-13 23-12 35-19 7-6 33-30-3 6-4 35-21

SL Cardinals

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 37-41 20-20 17-21 27-23 14-16 43-32-2 9-9 28-32
Last 10 6-4 2-2 4-2 4-4 2-0 6-4 2-0 4-4
vs Div 15-21 12-13 3-8 13-14 4-5 18-15-2 4-2 11-19
vs AL 3-8 2-3 1-5 3-3 0-5 9-2 0-3 3-5
vs NL 34-33 18-17 16-16 24-20 14-11 34-30-2 9-6 25-27
Team Last 5 Games

Washington Nationals

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jun 29, 2017 CHC 4-5 L -113 9.5 Joe Ross 6.2 J Lester H
Jun 28, 2017 CHC 8-4 W -178 8.5 S Strasburg 7 J Lackey H
Jun 27, 2017 CHC 6-1 W -168 7.5 M Scherzer 6 J Arrieta H
Jun 26, 2017 CHC 4-5 L -148 10 G Gonzalez 6 E Butler H
Jun 25, 2017 CIN 2-6 L -152 10 T Roark 6 S Feldman H

SL Cardinals

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jun 29, 2017 ARI 10-4 W 116 10.5 L Lynn 6 P Corbin A
Jun 28, 2017 ARI 4-3 W 122 9.5 A Wainwright 6.1 Zack Godley A
Jun 27, 2017 ARI 5-6 L -123 9 C Martinez 6 T Walker A
Jun 26, 2017 CIN 8-2 W -140 9 M Wacha 6 B Finnegan H
Jun 25, 2017 PIT 8-4 W -147 8.5 M Leake 6 Chad Kuhl H

Weather in
Saint LouisUnited States

Weather is Very cloudy  58°F

Very cloudy
Humidity is 51%
Wind is South-southeast 2 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Busch Stadium

 

Next up:
Washington at Cardinals, Saturday, July 1

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